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All Plastic Is Not Created Equal

  • When? 23 June 2022 , 08:45-13:00
  • Where? Globe Eco Centre The Old Mill Church Street Uttoxeter ST14 8AG

About this event

The EnTRESS project, at the University of Wolverhampton, supports Black Country and Stoke & Staffordshire SMEs with the adoption of environmental technologies and resource efficiency processes for the reuse, recycling and recovery of materials and resources.

EnTRESS is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

Plastic has become a hot topic over the past decade. From single use plastic bans to the introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax in April, there has never been a more important time to understand the implications of plastic use in your business.

From being a miracle material in the 1950s to being vilified in the 2020s, plastic is all around us. Businesses need to be able to make informed choices about which plastic is the best material to use and when alternatives are a better option. Join us to discover the expert view on key issues and potential solutions in moving plastic from disposable to sustainable.

This in person event will be held at the Globe Eco Centre in Uttoxeter and will include presentations from academic and industry experts, company case studies and networking.

Eligible companies attending the event can chat with project staff about the free advice and support on offer.


8.45-9.30am Registration, breakfast & networking

9.30am Welcome & introductions - EnTRESS , SIRC and the Globe Foundation

9.45am Plastic & Sustainability - Debbie Ward, EnTRESS

10am All Plastic Is Not Created Equal: an overview of different types of plastic with a deeper dive into bioplastics - Brian Johnston, SIRC.

10.40am Plastic Packaging Tax and Validation of Recycled Content - Andy Whyle, Sustainable Certifications Group

11am BREAK

11.45am Industry comment

  • Jonathan Armishaw, MBA Polymers
  • Natalie Horler, Industrial Polythene
  • Q&A

12.30pm Case Studies

  • Recycling Hub at the Globe Eco Centre
  • TBC

1pm Event Close